The 3-Ontology: A Framework to Place Cooperative Awareness

  • Edmundo P. Leiva-Lobos
  • Eliana Covarrubias
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2440)


Understanding and supporting cooperative awareness in CSCW have no definitive answer. Actual awareness models have addressed spatial aspects of interaction rather than other forms of awareness. While technology has privileged event notification by specialized servers it is not clear how both spatial and temporal aspects can be met together in a coherent framework. This paper presents a framework called 3-ontology which takes events, places, and communities as starting points to conceptualize cooperative awareness. Each element in the 3-ontology represents a perspective to cope with cooperative awareness. Technologically, this model has been mapped to a software architecture called JAZZ which has a pool of shared data with 3 servers representing each element of the model. From the client side, this arrangement allows us always to gather information from any cooperative system relative to 3-ontology. So, one way to prove the generality of our cooperative awareness formulation is to see how other models can be mapped to our model.


Spatial Model Work Context Computer Support Cooperative Work Cognitive Overload Awareness Information 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edmundo P. Leiva-Lobos
    • 1
  • Eliana Covarrubias
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Ingeniería InformáticaUniversidad de Santiago de Chile, Facultad de IngenieríaSantiagoChile

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